15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Vantaa Art Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): walk around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip website.

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Automobile Museum, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, The Parola Armour Museum, Visavuori
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum